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Celebrate, remember, fight back

Posted on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 12:52 pm

 

“We have people of different ages, of different races, from different backgrounds, people from all walks of life. But today, we are all one, we are one big family with one mission, one purpose, to put an end to cancer,” Charles Self, one of the co-chairs for the Relay for Life of the Northern Neck, said to start this year’s Relay for Life at Washington and Lee High School, which has been going on for over 21 years.
The weather, for the most part, cooperated with the Relay for Life of the Northern Neck on Saturday. What was suppose to be a rainy day, was a sunny morning and afternoon, with a few showers toward the evening. The participants walked, and as of Sunday, raised roughly $88,000 with money still being collected in an event that combined the counties of Westmoreland, King George, King and Queen, Essex, Richmond, Northumberland, and Lancaster.
“We have been blessed to be nationally recognized three times,” Charles said. “In 2015, we were awarded for being a top ten relay event in the nation. In 2016, we achieved this award again. And just this last year, we were surprised to find out we were recognized as a top five relay event in the nation.”

For the full article pick up a copy of this weeks Northern Neck Newspaper 5/13/18